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Harry Goodwin (1924-2013), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 10 portraits
Born in Manchester. At nineteen, Goodwin was called up to join the RAF. For seven years he travelled, taking photographs. His first images to be published, once back in England, were glamour shots of a beauty pageant, used on the front page of the Daily Mirror. In 1964 he worked as a scene shifter at the BBC and from here he started taking pictures of presenters and musicians such as Val Doonican, Ken Dodd and Harry Worth, which were used in the Radio Times. In 1964 the new music show Top of the Pops commissioned him to take stills for the show, used to illustrate the chart countdown. Goodwin worked on the show for nine years. From 1973 onwards he concentrated on photographing footballers.

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Sandie Shaw (née Sandra Goodrich)

by Harry Goodwin
bromide fibre print, 1964
NPG x87860


Sir Tom Jones (Thomas Jones Woodward)

by Harry Goodwin
bromide fibre print, 1965
NPG x87861


John Lennon

by Harry Goodwin
resin print from original negative, 10 April 1965
NPG x128573


Ringo Starr

by Harry Goodwin
resin print from original negative, 10 April 1965
NPG x128574


George Harrison

by Harry Goodwin
resin print from original negative, 10 April 1965
NPG x128575


Paul McCartney

by Harry Goodwin
resin print from original negative, 10 April 1965
NPG x128576


Jimi Hendrix

by Harry Goodwin
resin print, December 1966
NPG x127702


Maurice Ernest Gibb

by Harry Goodwin
resin print, circa 1970
NPG x128719


John Lennon

by Harry Goodwin
C-type colour print, February 1970
NPG x125842


Harry Goodwin; Muhammad Ali; John Conteh

by Harry Goodwin
bromide fibre print, 1970s
NPG x87881

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